The Clearport Grand Opening and After Party


Recaped... shot by Andy Mac, Mike Demoya and Nvbilll


Another weekend for books. This month has been nothing but exceptional, from celebrating ChicpeaJCturns2 to the Grand Opening of The Clearport owned by my dear friend and fellow entrepeneur, Haytham aka Hayoner. I am sitting at Short Grain JC double fisting a large cup of coffee and Matcha drink nursing a gnarly hangover writing this… [read more]

Groove on Grove Turns Up!


I am on a roll right now with so many fun events and there is no sense in stopping now!! It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the HDSID’s weekly Groove on Grove. It’s the perfect week night activity! A few months ago, Dancing Tony  came up with the idea to do… [read more]

Jersey City Weekly Happy Hour Specials: 5/23-5/29

bistro la sourch outside may

Want more?  Check us out at and follow us @haveanight_jc! Monday – May 23rd Mussels Monday @ Bistro La Source Take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy outdoor seating at Bistro La Source tonight for Mussels Monday! Unlimited Mussels for only $12 with any drink order! Tuesday – May 24th Kamayan Night @ Talde Who doesn’t… [read more]

The REAL Snapchat 101


Written by Giancarlo Dittamo


This is an “I just downloaded the app now what the hell do I do?” tutorial. Personally, when learning about an application, I love to figure it out on my own, but everyone learns differently. I know people love manuals/guides. This is the basics of basics for Snapchat! Snapchat is a messenger app. So it’s… [read more]

Art & Soul Benefitting Dress for Success


Thursday night I attended the Art & Soul, Women in the Arts event at Mana Contemporary, benefitting  an amazing organization in Hudson County; Dress for Success. Dress for Success donates gently used professional clothing and provides support to women in need for job interviews and employment opportunities, breaking the cycle of poverty. They do amazing… [read more]

Emily Tan


I really enjoy supporting my fellow creatives, especially when it’s someone who I practically shared an office with! When I took on this blog full time, I started working at The Warehouse Cafe on a daily basis and that is were I met Emily Tan, a super talented music journalist and photographer. We would always… [read more]

Resident Spotlight: Eric Blair Carter


Jersey City's "Hot Sauce Guy!"


I was introduced to Eric Blair Carter at Edward’s Steakhouse when the doors opened to the cheer of “Hot Sauce Guy!” That’s all I needed to hear to know I needed to meet Eric. I spent the next few hours partaking in Eric’s homemade hot sauce (Edward’s keeps a jar of EBC’s small batch hot… [read more]

Jersey City Weekly Happy Hour Specials: 5/16-5/22

kitchen step wine

Want more?  Check us out at and follow us @haveanight_jc! Monday – May 16th  Happy Hour @ Zeppelin Hall Sure it’s Monday, but the outdoor garden is open at Zeppelin Hall and it’s Happy Hour time! Enjoy 1/2 price beer, wine, and cocktails from 4-7pm – and we promise there is no shortage of incredible beer… [read more]

Hood Food: La Primicia

Hood Food

Abib Ascencio here from Jersey City Made Me signing in for my column this month: HOOD FOOD.  Of course, as a lifetime Jersey City Native my appreciation for cheap/delicious/homemade Hood Food will never vanish! I took this opportunity to go to my favorite local restaurant I visit before class or when I pick up my… [read more]

Welcome to the Jungle!


Playground Rules

Welcome to the Jungle

“Welcome to the jungle it gets worse here every day. You learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play” yes, Axl Rose totally pegged any park in this city, a jungle with thousands of little crack-head monkeys. We all know that the weather will eventually warm up and our caged animals… [read more]

Apple Bourbon Cocktail from The Hamilton Inn


JC Dishes Lightened Up!


I’m back with another recipe for you today! In my last post, I shared my lightened-up recipe for Gramigna con Salsiccia, inspired by the dish from Roman Nose. For today’s recipe, I decided to go with something a little more fun and a lot quicker and easier—a cocktail! This Apple Bourbon Cocktail is inspired by my… [read more]

NJCU 2016 Commencement Ceremony


            Over 1,800 students, including myself, were recognized during NJCU’s commencement ceremony located in Newark’s Prudential Center.            For two years, I limited my social life and traded it in for three hour bi-weekly classes and endless hours studying on my laptop. As unlikely as it may seem, my situation was the ideal student life…. [read more]

ChicpeaJCturns2 Recap & Photos


I am not even sure where to begin. It’s Thursday; the party was four days ago, and I am still hurting… yes it was that good. I will try and keep this recap short and sweet since I am guessing everyone is interested in looking at all the photos. We got approximately 700 Pictures for… [read more]